Art Buchwald


Besides being a great humorist and a great columnist, Art Buchwald did something few people if any, have managed: he walked out of a hospice alive.
But those kidneys finally got the better of him, Art Buchwald died yesterday.

I absolutely loved his sense of humour and also the way he lived his life… and death. Art was a true Parisian from 1948 to 1962. Come to think of it, he moved to Paris at the same time I did! At least one thing I had in common with that remarkable man 😉

He will be missed.

Read his obituary in the NewYork Times

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7 thoughts on “Art Buchwald

  1. They broke the mold after they made Art. I loved reading his column. I discovered him in high school and it was he that got me to read the newspaper on a regular basis, starting with the search for his column.

    Rest in peace Mr Buchwald. You were one in a million!

  2. Bonjour
    je m’excuse d’écrire dans ce post je n’ai pas trouvé de lien vers une adresse mail plus direct. Je suis scénariste et le film que j’ai écrit siort en salles en france la semaine prochaine. Il s’appelle LES PETITES VACANCES. Le rôle principal y est tenu par Bernadette Lafont. C’est un portrait de femme touchant et juste. Je suis allé le présenter dans plusieurs festivals étrangers, londres notamment, où les specattaeurs ont toujours loué la subtilité de ce personnage et sa profondeur inattendue quand on voit le traitement habituel des séniors au cinéma (second rôle au mieux) ou à la télévision qui firsent la caricature. il y a un site internet http://www.lespetitesvacances-lefilm.com si vous voulez en savoir plus ou faire circuler cette info. Malheureusement nous savons que si le public ne va pas voir le film rapidement il disparaitra de l’affiche très vite. J’espère que vous aurez à coeur de nous soutenir par votre blog. Il y a une avant première public payante lundi soir à l’ugc des halles mais le film sera en salles dès mercredi 24 un peu partout en France. Bien à Vous Cyeil Brody

  3. Hmmm….is something going on with your blog, Claude? Because I KNOW I left a comment here the other day about this post and yet…it’s gone.
    And also…I see a few new ones below with photos of a cat, etc. and I swear those weren’t there when I was here last. Your most recent one was the Art Buchwald one.

  4. UH OH…..just disregard everything I said above…I think I have Blog Fever. ie: When one visits so many blogs, they can’t keep everyone straight and who wrote what….lol
    It was Ginnie’s blog that “I” commented on about Buchwald…..ah well….my mind got a bit scrambled.

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